I want to try a sunrise shot at Mesa Arch in Canyonland. We got up early, it was cold, dark, we drove for an hour from our campsite outside of the park, hike in the dark with flash light, when we arrived there was already a group of people from one of the tour buses, it was one of those photography tour. There was no space left for me. I saw one woman without a camera, standing next to her friend just talking, so I kindly asked if she could move over just a little so I can set up my tripod. She shot a mean look at me and said, “Well, I want to take a picture too!” I said, “Okay, when you are done.” I waited around and someone was kind enough to let me a little space to squeeze in. I manage to get a few decent shots this is one of them.
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Wanda1 (14362) 2012-03-23 0:05
The light is very well managed here so that we can see all that lovely detail on the rocks in the foreground in the shaded area, whilst still having good exposure in the sky. really a beautiful moment with splendid subtle colouring. The little spots of clouds for me add that little bit extra to make the shot.
HimalAnda (6918) 2012-03-23 0:10
The light management is perfect, the composition is very good with the sun just behind the rocky arch and the colors are great.
bayno (18334) 2012-03-23 0:16
beautiful moment and th sun is in the right place, fantastic light and lovely color, i like so much the sky and the clouds illuminated from the last light...
have a good day...
jjcordier (67180) 2012-03-23 0:43
Superbe photo de cette arche naturelle. Le soleil levant donne toute son originalité à l'image.Très belle gestion de la lumière.
Cricri (92095) 2012-03-23 1:16
Très jolie prise du soleil entre l'arche du rocher, sublime lumière qui permet d'avoir les détails des rochers dans l'ombre sur l'avant plan, un ciel merveilleux avec quelques petits nuages, très jolie réalisation
bebbetto (12) 2012-03-23 1:46
This photo is like poetry. The human presence alleviates the dryness of the place.
The rising sun creates beautiful light effects.
Picture quality is sublime
sevy (14267) 2012-03-23 2:57
One of the famous place that every landscape photographers would like to visit one day to get his own shot.
Nice work here with just few sun rays taken in sandwich between horizon line and the arch. Good set up for the exposure.
jmdias (48315) 2012-03-23 3:01
marvelous effect of light. I liked the texture of the rocks and the special touch of colors., beautiful place and a perfect compo. TFS.
Suppiluliuma (3855) 2012-03-23 3:10
That's a wonderful picture, Dear Way, with saturated colors and an attractive sun as tightly squeezed as you were. :-)
What's more, I like your narratives, where you give frank accounts of the background.
That seems to be worth it.
robmal (1664) 2012-03-23 4:20
This is fantastic sunrise shot with beautiful composition and perfect management of light, well done.
Best regards Robert.
prasun984 (5590) 2012-03-23 5:20
Interesting capture,a beautiful picture of beauty of Nature, like the sun rays through the stone arch.
very successful, good concentration between color, light and clarity, well done landscape picture at sun rise time.!
rbassin (13275) 2012-03-23 10:37
Une très belle photo, un coucher de soleil original combiné avec l'arche.
Jeppo (17635) 2012-03-23 10:45
canyonlands: one of the parks I loved the most. don't know why...but the feelings of greatness, endlessness and wildness were probably the reasons why.
I love the way you captured the sunrise light here leaving the violet nuances of the fading night on the backrocks
yquem46 (35290) 2012-03-23 11:04
very delicate shot
Nicely saturated colors, beautiful inclusion of the sun in the compo just at the horizon line under the arch
Important role in the compo of the tiny white clouds at left
Have a nice WE
manudautriche (4344) 2012-03-23 12:51
Another beautiful light and place, very nice one...bye my friend...:)
Gigidusud (10158) 2012-03-23 13:50
Beautiful sunrise with fantastic light.This is an amazing landscape.
cornejo (22452) 2012-03-23 14:10
Hello Way, great shot of this interesting arc backlit at sunset, very good shot, good sharpness and wonderful light. Excellent and charming work, congratulations my friend. Good night and happy weekend. Tfs.
Bluejeans (64243) 2012-03-23 16:07
Ola Way ,
Brutal esta tua foto com o pôr do sol entre as rochas , os detalhes e cores estão fantásticos , belo momento maravilhoso , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Bom fim de semana
Sonata11 (31199) 2012-03-23 21:10
Wow!!! Awesome !! This is striking beautiful composition of the sunrise scenery wonderfully executed. This an amazing special atmosphere with fabulous managed light, colors, great sharpness, POV and DOF are fantastic. Marvellous picture you've done. I love it.
All the best and have a nice WE,
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4612) 2012-03-23 21:31
I love the delicate touch in here. The soft touch of sunrise, the vibrant colors and the subtle vignetting on the sides, everything works completely fantastic. Great technical work! A well handled image! As always, impressive and very stunning photograph!
vishaal (1002) 2012-03-23 21:40
A beautiful sunrise ! Very attractive place and you have captured it at the right moment. Wonderful sky and its colors. Great image !
emka (64124) 2012-03-24 0:03
Hi Way, Haha, always troubles with the morons , whenever you come to Mesa Arch. So even early in the morning you couldn't find place for your tripod! But finally you got fantastic capture with the sun just in right position. I woulld like tpo see you squeezed in there Warm regrads
mkamionka (27051) 2012-03-24 1:23
breath taking view. I am so jealous. I have been there but I was aiming for the sunset, but I did not manage to get there in time... I saw it but my photos are rather bad.
This one is spectacular with the sun being exactly where it is supposed to be.
It really makes me wanna go back there again...
Have a great weekend,
berek (32051) 2012-03-24 3:35
Photograph of a magnificent sunset. clarity of the timing and liked it very much. Congratulations.
I wish a nice weekend.
Bartleby (13238) 2012-03-24 4:07
interesting story...I think I would have been annoyed too. I like the dimmed blue and purple hues in the foreground. Beautiful!
ciakgiak (30379) 2012-03-24 9:40
molto bella e poetica, questa foto è una vera meraviglia.
Mi piace moltissimo l'atmosfera che creano i raggi del sole sbucando attraverso l'arco, bellezza accentuata dalla presenza umana.
Incantevoli i colori della sera, qualità eccellente come sempre.
Un caro saluto
siudzi (27701) 2012-03-24 9:45
Exceptional picture! Fantastic and special post in my opinion. A top quality as always. Congrats!
bukitgolfb301 (32600) 2012-03-24 18:01
Hello my dear Way
Sorry for my usual late reaction to you, as I am so busy weekday.
This is my favorite impressive shot!
Marvelous framework and getting strong backlight usage indeed!
Sharp and clear presentation is as usual.
Thanks for your sharinig with finest posting and have a good Sunday!
Takero in warm Tokyo
ktanska (22648) 2012-03-25 10:08
You were again at the right place at the right time. That eye is quite spectacular, maybe even blinding! Clear details also on the shadow side.
RhodieIke (9247) 2012-03-26 22:47
Hi Way, Well worth the early rise and squeeze in amongst the other photographer's. The colours are super, love the rays of sunshine fanning out this side of the rock, gorgeous blue sky, well managed and presented. Tfs, Have a good week, Cheers Iain.
abmdsudi (32471) 2012-03-27 9:42
What a place, a giant rock arch spanning a shear cliff drop and meters to the valley floor. This is simply amazing, experiencing a sunrise here is a magical surely but trying to photograph it is challenging as you have mentioned, you have to contend with a lot of other photographers all wanting prime position. What wonderful moment, you've certainly have captured the glow beautifully particularly I love light up belly on the arch that looks like burning lava. Fantastic view and terrific capture. Only one word for this STUNNING! Well done, TFS
adores (30783) 2012-03-27 16:15
And this is a good one of this famous place:)! I like the rays of sun light and the way it reflects on the arch. The blue sky is also wonderful, with the little clouds on the left. Good work and really worth the effort of getting up so early:)!
delpeoples (48576) 2012-03-28 1:52
Hello Naughty Way
What a clever boy you are, using the arch to even out that sunshine whilst shooting straight into it. And you still managed to expose the foreground superbly. Love the colours of course but most of all the unique and effective way you've dealt with the light. Congratulations, have a beautiful day.
jemaflor (74044) 2012-03-28 11:30
Great shot perfectly captured, I like this pov, the sun capture at the good moment, the great light management, tfs.
jhm (127907) 2012-03-30 3:47
I like your light management under the rock arc.
You create a nice panoramic image with the sun depth in background.
You chose a very well angle with a lot depth and perspective.
Nice composition, good presentation too.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
rabdelnoor (3421) 2012-04-01 4:57
It was really worth the effort to get this picture done. Fantastic shot. You really managed very well the light and got a great result with beautiful colors.
notrap (4986) 2012-04-02 5:56
what an impressive picture! But for me the note is even more intresting, I never could imagine the place to be crowded by photographers. That would have spoiled my day, if I had been in your place. But your result is beautiful, and I hope the mean-looking woman didn´t catch it! At least you had a little bit warmth squeezed between the others.
ChrisJ (91200) 2012-04-02 23:17
Astonishing warm vs cold color contrasts between the blue sky & reddish yellow sun & rock, where it is lit. Nice use of the impressive arch to frame the bg, with perfect sharpness throughout. Tfs!
Turkoglu (0) 2012-04-03 17:41
Hello Way ne Lim
I only say Excellent!
sacavem (18604) 2012-04-04 9:07
Beautiful colors of morning and amazing moment and light. Color explosion.Well done.
mesutilgim (72900) 2012-04-04 13:43
A real masterpiece with perfect pov and very good compo.
Wonderfull colors. Nice artisanal framing.
TFS and best regards
patdeph (35742) 2012-04-05 12:43
the place is surely magnificent, and you have done a splendid utilisation of the arch with the sun underit.I love the effect of the sunbeams, the way the stone is becoming red under the arch.The colors are so=plendid.
isabela_sor (47379) 2012-04-08 12:56
What to say more ????
I think all have been said and i can only say congratulations and thanks for sharing
A sunrise like this amazes me and rest of world ....
Superb in every detail
shevchenko (18725) 2012-04-10 0:27
Impressive morning view while the dim arch at foreground and the sky is just bright up by the first ray, appreciated that you were working in early morning to make this beautiful shot for sharing with us here, distinct image, well done.
Angshu (52890) 2012-04-22 0:55
Sabaidie again Way!
I heard about this place, heard about the crowds & also seen a few fine pictures from this place. The right timing is all about, I heard, the sun casting a red glow on the under-surface of the arch. The exposure contrast is high & you've mastered it really well! Another fine work
danos (78040) 2012-05-01 0:28
fascinating the sunrise view of the place thought the Mesa arch.I like the good placement of the sun between the stone arc, as the beauty of the place.
Have a good month,Danos
vjmite (3388) 2012-05-04 4:04
A beautifully executed photo, from just the right spot. The red light on the bottom of the arch and the purple colours in the foreground are quite special. The sun is perfectly exposed. I'm glad you got a space to set up your tripod. Hard to imagine such a remote looking place would be so crowded.
ebingul (1814) 2012-05-07 0:06
Great light management here,enabling us to see the texture of the rocks in FG.Very nice composition with good POV,framing and excellent colour.Well done and best regards.
maria-v1981 (10416) 2012-06-21 12:28
A wonderful capture. You got a very clear image,with lot of light and colours. A great effect you managed the exposure in a very appropriated way. It's excellent the light got in the rocks.
Noel_Byrne (13234) 2012-07-20 5:40
This is a magnificent image. The rock bridge makes such an excellent barrier between the light of the sun and the blue of the sky. Lighting is excellent, and colour and composition are superb. Thanks for sharing!
fabbs99 (11030) 2012-09-20 13:47
Magnificent composition.Another superb picture of yours. This is a great picture. The sharpness and light are perfect.The colours are deep and the details and the folds are excellently expressed.TFS
Didi (51263) 2012-11-03 17:03
Good decisive moment with a part of the sun masked by the sun and of course a very good management of the exposure.
This is a great place
The presence of the character gives us an estimation of the scale; thaks to the woman :)
kiks (11601) 2012-11-06 6:57
Magic moment you show us here and with such a percet lightwork and choice of POV creating beautiful composition. I understand from your note that the peacful look that you present here is not the reality beacause you had to squeeze yourself betwen al the tourists. Probably also an interessant photo to see ;-))